Your Questions on Grief answered – Part 1

Grief and Loss   The death of a loved one often brings people to seek help from psychologists. Below are the most commonly asked questions about grief as answered by the Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement.   How long will this go on? The journey through grief is a highly individual experience. So rather…

Physically Distanced Not Socially Isolated

Physically Distanced, Not Socially Isolated   Socialising has and always will be an imperative and innate part of the human experience.  We literally need to socialise to survive. There has been a global shift from self-quarantining and self-isolation and we don’t know what the new normal will be. With restrictions on large social events, and…

Men and their Mental Health

Men and their Mental Health Men can be known for bottling things up. They frequently have thoughts such as “ I don’t want to bother others” or “its not anyone else’s business”.  The problem is that these thoughts are significantly contributing to Australia’s increasing rate of Mental Health issues in men (ASHW, 2012). Research has…

What is Domestic and Family Violence?

  What is Domestic and Family Violence? Domestic and Family Violence is not just violence in it’s physical form (hitting and punching). Domestic family violence can be described by the pattern of actions that an individual uses to intentionally control and dominate an intimate partner or family member.  It is the use of threats, intimidation…

What is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month?

  What is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month?   Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month raises community awareness of domestic and family violence. It is a month that focus’ on sending a clear message that domestic and family violence is unacceptable. The theme for this year’s Domestic urge everyone to recognise the signs of…

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Telehealth Session

  How To Get The Most Out Of Your Telehealth Session   With increased limits placed on interactions and social distancing measures being strictly enforced, telehealth services have become imperative.  During this period of uncertainty, decreased stability and lack of control, everyone’s stress, anxiety and panic is increasing. This places even more importance on increasing…